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Dodge celebrates 40 years of performance with Furious Fuchsia Challengers

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2010 Dodge Challenger R/T and SRT8 in Furious Fuchsia - Click above for high-res image gallery

For the record, the Dodge Challengers you see above are not pink. Despite a Pepto-ish hue, they're actually Furious Fuchsia. It would seem that Chrysler is choosing not to remember that it offered a similar shade back in 1970 and 1971 known as Panther Pink. This despite the fact that Dodge president and CEO Ralph Gilles tells us in the press release after the break that the R/T Classic and SRT8 Furious Fuchsia editions "[commemorate] four decades of Challenger performance" and "modernize one of the most memorable hues from 1970."

It seems to us that if it's acceptable to reintroduce Plum Crazy in its original purple flavor that it's equally okay to call these cars Panther Pink, but whatever. In any case, there's also an optional set of Pearl White performance seats with Furious Fuchsia stitching that we think would look just dandy with the Bright White A-line body-side R/T stripes and functional hood scoop on the R/T Classic (above left).

If the R/T's 376 horsepower just aren't enough for your tire-screeching needs, you can always upgrade to the SRT8 (above right) and its 6.2-liter Hemi V8, which offers up a willing 425-horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque... but act fast as there's only 400 slated for production. Base price for the 2010 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic in Furious Fuchsia Pearl Coat comes in at $35,140 with the SRT8 model at $45,150 (both prices include $725 destination) and cars will hit dealerships in March. We'll do our best to bring you live shots of the pair from the Chicago Auto Show later this week.



[source: Chrysler]

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Who would have thought that that color would return ! My buddy had a 1970 " Panther Pink " Road Runner 440 Six Pack. The Pistol Grip shifter stood about 2 feet !

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That is so cool that Dodge brought Panther Pink back (should a kept the name but whatever). that is the most manly color you can put on a muscle car.

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Cool...the Challenger does the retro muscle look very, very well. Though if I had one, it would have to be white.

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Somehow it just doesn't look right on a modern car.

I give them points for balls and trying it...

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Better than whatever every other automaker normally offers, which is mostly colors in shades of gray and a red and blue.

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OK, I'll do it:

:gay: :P

There, now that that's out of the way, kudos to Dodge for having the most adventurous color pallet. If anyone can pull off selling a color like this, it's them.

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It would be cool to see some more of the '70 style obnoxious colors on the Challenger, like Plum Crazy (purple) and Sublime (bright green)..variations of those have been seen on the Charger in the last couple years.

I like B5 blue and white.

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It would be cool to see some more of the '70 style obnoxious colors on the Challenger, like Plum Crazy (purple) and Sublime (bright green)..variations of those have been seen on the Charger in the last couple years.

I like B5 blue and white.

They'll probably do them as special edition colors like they did with the Charger.

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Awesomeness, and the white interior completes the package. Dodge does pony cars right. I do like Grabber Blue and that gold metallic on the current Mustang, though. Chevy needs to get with the wild color program. Synergy Green is cool, but c'mon, only available on a 1LT? How rude is that?

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The promo pics look like Panther Pink, the real-world pics not so much.

With a few exceptions, I never cared for the radical, loud colors some classic musclecars wore. But it sure is nice to see something more vibrant than the standard beige being used.

I would love to see GM use Holden's wilder colors, they aren't so cartoonish as Chrysler's, but they sure are eye-catching.

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All I can say is ........... palm.gif

I'm sure you've seen worse...

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